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Session Pale Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 24
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 07-01-2014

We dedicate this beer to you, Craft Beer Fan, for embracing adventure, creativity, facial hair, and the skilled craft people of our industry above all. This session pale ale is made with Citra and Simcoe hops grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley which will enlighten your mind and make you a smarter and better looking person…Because Beer Matters. “Hey, it’s better in the can.” – V.W.P.
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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 24
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and lemony brew. Pours a yellow color with more than adequate suds in the Affligem chalice. Pleasant flowery hop aroma. Fairly tart and sharpish mouthfeel with abundant carbonation. A pleasant gulp with a dry finish and moderate bitterness.

I would compare this to Day Hike Session Ale from Two Beers, though the Fremont brew seems more flavorful. Still, it's hard to do a very light beer where they're trying to get just enough hop flavor without overdoing the bitterness. From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham. (545 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on draft at a little Thai joint in WA. Pours a hazy orange with billowy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Notes of citrus in the nose and rind in the taste, with a slight lemon peel bitterness. This light bodied brew has loads of carbonation and was really good with the curry I had. Cheers! (304 characters)

Photo of dleigh
4.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, light yellow beer with minimal head. Slightly sweet herbal smell but nothing much over the top. Nice hop-forward taste with nice biscuity malt balance on the back end. Super pleasant taste. Crisp, refreshing, a lil' hoppy but not that much. A real nice summer beer. (272 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into my Fremont can-pint glass.

Appearance: pale golden hue with a very light haze and a strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy white foam that doesn't stick around too terribly long. Not bad.

Smell: lightly sweet aroma with mostly herbal-earthy hops with just a dash of fruitiness. Definitely falls into the range of other session pale ales I've had.

Taste: earthy and a bit herbal, with a somewhat drier malt character than in the aroma. Not at all bad for the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a concomitant creaminess. I like it!

Overall: a pretty strong entry in the echelon of session pales and IPAs that are all the rage now. Could be a good tailgating beer. (747 characters)

Photo of draheim
4.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a Fremont "can" glass @ the UBG. Pours a crystal clear glowing orange w/ a thin white head.

Aroma is big juicy citrus, mostly clean grapefruit and orange.

Taste is dry biscuity pale malt and copious citrusy hops. A nice clean hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and refreshing. Very drinkable.

Overall a really tasty, understate pale ale. Love how the Citra hops are featured here. (420 characters)

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev n/a

Poured from a can into a Mac & Jack's pint glass on 05.20.14.

A: 3 finger white, fluffy head, which retains well. See through straw yellow.

S: Red grapefruit, malt, pine.

T: Red grapefruit, sweet malt.

M: Crisp and nicely carbonated. A bit more watery than the regular UniversAle Pale.

O: This is the baby brother of Fremont's flagship UniversAle Pale. It surprisingly doesn't lose much of the flavor despite it being a session beer.

Rating: A (450 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can opened on 4.16.14

A - Pours a slightly hazy, very light orange with a huge off-white head that fades slowly.

S - Light citrus rind.

T - Light citrus, lemon peel, a touch of bitterness.

D - Tons of carbonation and a light body.

O - Very light and citrusy. A nice bitter bite for such a light beer. (305 characters)

Session Pale Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
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